This weekend, the dashing young German conductor-composer Matthias Pintscher and the Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein visitted the San Diego Symphony for Béla Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto. Pintscher led the orchestra in vivid performances of Anton Webern’s early tone poem “Im Sommerwind” . . .
Ballast is not only the title but the central metaphor of a thoughtful, eloquent, world premiere play by Georgette Kelly, now playing at Diversionary Theatre…
By the time pianist Jeremy Denk reached the midway point on the first half of his recital at La Jolla Presbyterian Church Friday (May 12), he had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. By the time he was finished, they were standing on their feet applauding and shouting!
For some professionals, making music is more trouble than it’s worth amid the pressures of the business. For the Four Seasons, those pressures created two very different entities, as Broadway San Diego’s very good ‘Jersey Boys’ reflects.
For a host of reasons, the post of organist at the First United Methodist Church of San Diego has always been one of the area’s plum positions. The congregation’s striking modernist building has been a Mission Valley landmark since its construction in 1964, and the massive L. W. Blackinton pipe organ filling the rear gallery […]